The health of tenor Salvatore Licitra, still in a coma, is stable, but extremely serious. According to the reconstruction of the accident by Professor Sergio Pintaudi, head of intensive care at the Garibaldi Hospital in Catania, Licitra could have experienced a stroke before the accident. The sudden lack of blood to the brain would have made him lose consciousness. “The situation is very serious, very precarious and above all very delicate,” he said.
Graham Spicer is a writer, director and photographer in Milan, blogging (under the name ‘Gramilano’) about dance, opera, music and photography for people “who are a bit like me and like some of the things I like”. He was a regular columnist for Opera Now magazine and wrote for the BBC until transferring to Italy.
His scribblings have appeared in various publications from Woman’s Weekly to Gay Times, and he wrote the ‘Danza in Italia’ column for Dancing Times magazine.